The Boodle Blog

How to start your own business
How to start your own business
March 14, 2016

Going out on your own and starting a business is scary. I mean, it’s scary to do anything for the first time. Like the first time you ride a bike, remember that? Feeling like you might float off into black space and never be seen again.…

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Arts and crafts and other ideas for what to do with your kids over the holidays
Arts and crafts and other ideas for what to do with your kids over the holidays
March 11, 2016

I love this time of year. It's finally looking like the heat might break, the leaves start turning yellow, and we get some well-deserved time off. The shops are overflowing with hot-crossed buns and Easter Eggs.…

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How to lose weight: The skinny on getting skinny
How to lose weight: The skinny on getting skinny
March 07, 2016

Okay, so we’re midway through February and the aspirational ideas you had for getting into shape at the beginning of the year might not have taken hold. Well, take some comfort in the fact that you are not alone.…

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Smoke and mirrors: how to stop smoking to be healthier and hotter
Smoke and mirrors: how to stop smoking to be healthier and hotter
March 05, 2016

“Smoking kills. And if you’re killed you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” – Brooke Shields…

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Motivation for students, how to get Post-Millennials going
Motivation for students, how to get Post-Millennials going
March 04, 2016

After the Baby Boomers came Generation X then Generation Y, otherwise known as Millennials. In South Africa this generation is referred to as the Born Free generation because they were reaching adulthood after the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994.…

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The Victoria Falls: holiday destination of dreams
The Victoria Falls: holiday destination of dreams
February 26, 2016

From the moment I hailed a taxi and set off from the Livingstone International Airport in Zambia I could already hear the far off rumble of the Victoria Falls.…

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Investing in your passion: Wine
Investing in your passion: Wine
February 22, 2016

As you get older you start seeing things that no one really told you about. Men will get hair growing out of their ears and women will experience gravity will wreaking havoc on their bodies.…

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Leaving home for the first time: the must-have essentials
Leaving home for the first time: the must-have essentials
February 19, 2016

Everyone comes to a point where they know it’s time to move out of their parents’ house. It’s part of the natural cycle of life, and one day you just come to the realisation that you are an adult and you need your own space.…

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Buying cheap is buying expensive – is the heat getting to you?
Buying cheap is buying expensive – is the heat getting to you?
February 15, 2016

I usually love summer but, sheesh, this has been a hot one. It might be El Niño messing up our weather patterns or something, but I can’t ever remember myself looking forward to the end of the summer heat as much as I do now.…

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Investing in your passions: Art
Investing in your passions: Art
February 12, 2016

If you are an average person then you probably think of art in terms of extremes that put you off making a big investment. There is the idea that good art costs a fortune and lately is seems like there is also increasingly valuable local art too.…

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